Assembly of newsreel stories relating to the San Francisco Bay Area, as follows: Slide at Selby, California misses passenger train (1928); Santa Claus wishes Merry Christmas from Oakland's "Chimney" atop Mt. Diablo (1922); Oakland - Vallejo - Sacramento bus (1922); Oakland skyline and City Hall, panorama of city, old cars in parade (1922); Army A-2 dirigible; Key System ferry "Yerba Buena" launched (1927); Crown Prince of Norway visits Oakland; Sacramento floods (192?).
Audio/Visual sound, color
July 21, 2012
Who was that I saw you with in the airship?
Fun little compilation of oddball newsreel clips here. It starts out rather somberingly, as most newsreels do, by taking a mini tour after the San Francisco earthquake. But then it almost takes a complete left turn in the next clip as 4 ladies dressed as fairies get off a streetcar and prance around. And so it goes, clip after strange clip, with barely a connection between them Airships, train derailments, floods, and parades all come and go, and it's actually a lot of fun.